COMSEC Production and Distribution Specialist GCSB - Wellington

Closing Date: May 27, 2020

  • Take a peek behind the doors
  • Working in a dynamic and interesting environment
  • Make a real contribution to the security of New Zealand

Cryptographic Services undertakes GCSB’s responsibility of keeping classified NZ Government communications secure; an area vital to New Zealand’s security and way of life. Currently on a path of transformation, we’re working to bring our systems and ways of operating into the 21st century.

As a member of our team you will take responsibility for New Zealand’s controlled information assurance material.  In this role you will be accountable for the day to day operations within the National Production Centre/National Distribution Authority, which includes the running of the Cryptographic Product Management Infrastructure.

You will draw on your previous COMSEC custodial knowledge and experience, specifically relating to high grade cryptographic systems, and COMSEC accounting, distribution and production software, to provide expert subject matter advice and training on all things COMSEC.  This will extend to the coaching and mentoring of junior team members.

If you enjoy working with people and putting your interpersonal skills to good use, there are plenty of opportunities to do so.  You will get to work with stakeholders across government at various levels and there will also be opportunities to represent the GCSB at conferences and working groups, as required.

If this sounds like the job for you and you want to find out more, check out the full position description for more information.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Ongoing development and training
  • Kiwisaver employer contribution over base salary
  • Four weeks’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Subsidised health insurance and vision care
  • Flexible working environment; family friendly
  • Free on-site gym
  • Active, fun social club

Salary:  $58,549 – $87,823 – Midpoint of the salary range is $73,186 reflecting full competence in the role

A position description can be found attached here.

How to apply:

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/20/55 and placing your full name in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

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To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close: 27 May 2020

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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